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Text icon Definitely Dotty by Charlotte Bennie

August 20th, 2018 / 0 comments

Often, I am totally bamboozled by what the general public considers to be disabled accessible. Yes, I know, I have gone on, and on, about inaccessible toilets, but there’s a lot more to this. After all, you can only spend so much time in a cludgie.  Take our local secondary school. On one wall, beside […]

Text icon Engagedly Inaccessable by Charlotte Bennie

June 12th, 2018 / 0 comments

Engagedly Inaccessable When you think about it, the term “Disabled Toilet” is a bit silly. I don’t wish to cause offence, but disabled means something isn’t working as it should. I much prefer the term, “Accessible Toilet”. Of course, you all know exactly what I mean by an accessible toilet. Good lighting and colour contrast, […]

Text icon Monthly App Update

May 3rd, 2018 / 0 comments

Eye-D App Eye-D is here to assist the visually impaired in independent living by helping them evaluate the world around them with help of their smartphone. It will work as your companion when you travel, help you explore places, tell you about the objects in front of you and read text whenever you need. This […]

Text icon Talking Pictures by Charlotte Bennie

May 1st, 2018 / 0 comments

Can’t See the Picture? One morning, the lassie who books the films hailed me from the Cinema steps. “Are ye coming tae see “Fifty Shades”?” “No, I don’t think so. Husband would be too nervous. And, anyway, it might upset the dog.” Then, as I didn’t want to appear prudish, I added, “Mind you, it […]

Text icon Tips for VIPs: Travel and transport

April 7th, 2018 / 0 comments

Below are some travel and transport tips from Visually Impaired People (VIP) with Macular Degeneration courtesy of the Macular Society.    Although I no longer go birdwatching, I use my binoculars to read signs and look at flowers, paintings, exhibitions, or just the scenery.   When travelling on public transport, I carry my “monocular” unobtrusively […]

Text icon Save the Date: Monday 30 April 2018

February 23rd, 2018 / 0 comments

A major congress on disability, employment and the workplace is being held by the Scottish Government in Glasgow, in collaboration with Disabled People’s Organisations, the STUC and employers. First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, Minister for Social Security, Jeane Freeman and Minister for Employability and Training, Jamie Hepburn will all be attending.

Text icon Smart by Charlotte Bennie

February 19th, 2018 / 0 comments

  So, ye think ye’re smert, dae ye? I’ve been indulging in a wee tech fest. Ordered a new computer, a laptop no less and a smart meter has been fitted in the house. The laptop arrived this afternoon. Now, it’s sitting there, in the corner of my desk. All sleek, shiny and smug. It’s […]

Text icon Edinburgh Print Makers Descriptive Tour

February 7th, 2018 / 0 comments

Access : Behind The ScenesMonday 5th March, 10.30 – 1.30 Descriptive tour and printmaking workshopFree, booking essential   Edinburgh Printmakers is hosting a special event for those who are interested in experiencing the process of printmaking. Join Juliana Capes and master printers from Edinburgh Printmakers for a special event designed for visitors with visual impairments.   […]

Text icon Visually Impaired Tour & Workshop

January 12th, 2018 / 0 comments

Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh – Visually Impaired Tour & Workshop Saturday 27 January 10 am – 3 pm Event Description:Join us on Saturday 27 January for a descriptive tour and practical workshop for our blind and visually impaired visitors as part of our current exhibition John Akomfrah, Vertigo Sea. Featuring two remarkable film and sound […]

Text icon Bitcoin explained!

January 7th, 2018 / 0 comments

Bitcoin explained   A lot of monkeys lived near a village.🐒🐒🐒🐒🐒🐒🐒   One day a merchant came to the village to buy these monkeys!🐵🐵🐵🐵🐵🐵   He announced that he will buy the monkeys @ $100 each. 🐵💵   The villagers thought that this man is mad.😇   They thought how can somebody buy stray monkeys at […]